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We have a 2001 Swift Charisma 220. Been away this last week. As you know the Hekki skylight has four positions.

 

1. Locked shut

2. Slightly open

3. Using the bar with clips across open about four inches

4. Wide open almost perpendicular - the struts keep it at this position.

 

We had the hekki at No. 4 position - wide open when a slight breeze caught it and it dropped like a stone. Scared the life out of us. Fortunately no damage was done to the rooflight itself. But it looks like the struts which hold it wide open no longer operate as they should.

 

Has anyone else had this problem? Advice needed on how to remedy the situation. Can we get replacement struts? Would we be able to change them? Is it a dealer job?

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I have a 2011 lunar with full size Heki's and the same happened to me. It was discovered that this is a common issue and is due to a problem with a batch of stays. I have asked my dealer to replace under warranty and I suggest you do the same.

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I have a 2011 lunar with full size Heki's and the same happened to me. It was discovered that this is a common issue and is due to a problem with a batch of stays. I have asked my dealer to replace under warranty and I suggest you do the same.

Her van is 10 years older than yours though. ....

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Yes you can buy replacement struts although they aren't cheap £38 ish. ....I think someone like leisureshopdirect. com sell them. Rather than buy two I just fitted one new one and it's doing the job at present. ..if it fails I'll buy another one.

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The struts on my 3 months old Pegasus 2 have both failed. I noticed oil has leaked out of both struts. It is surprisingly a struggle to open the Heki without the struts to assist. It came crashing down twice before we realised we had a problem!!! Its all booked in for replacements at the end of the month.

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